May 21 - June 11, 2016

IN MONTREAL — 6345, boul. Saint-Laurent H2S 3C3

Sophie Privé- Les non-lieux

Sophie Privé, Les non-lieux

Sophie Privé, Les non-lieux

Opening: Saturday, May 21, 2016, from 2 pm to 5 pm

For more informations:
514 274.4299    montreal@galerielacerte.com

Lacerte art contemporain ( Montreal ) is pleased to present a selection of Sophie Privé paintings. The exhibition entitled “Les non lieux” offers to see the recent work of the artist in which she reflects on the changes occasioned by the phenomenon of urban development at the expense of landscape and territory . The exhibition runs from May 21 to June 11.

Sophie Privé probe our relationship to the environment and the consequences observed in the landscape that surrounds us. The artist first takes a critical look at our consumer society. In his creative process Privé relies on a bank of images taken from scenes of daily life, from his entourage. Then she projects a portion of certain photographs on canvas to keep only the formal and figurative aspects . The outline of the subjects is then transferred , in pencil graphite directly onto the canvas . Finally, flat areas of paint come alive thanks to the technique of screen printing she experienced, she has mastered and practiced extensively.

Sophie Privé then invites viewers to live a dream experience, that of the daydream. The approach is about the narrative, taken from our own imagination and that appropriates. The beholder is led where sometimes nature is rehabilitated in environments modified by man. The artist revisits, in its way, a discourse that leads to reflect on the changes that our social choices impose on the environment.

Born in 1975 in Alma, Sophie Privé lives and works in Montreal. Holds a Master degree in Environmental Design of  the School of Design at the University of Quebec in Montreal and graduated in visual arts from Laval University. She has exhibited her work both in Quebec and in several European countries. His paintings are a part, among others, of the Collection Prêt d’oeuvre d’art of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, of the Collection Loto-Québec and finds itself in particular among several private collections.

Sophie Privé —Learn more about the artist